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[movies]Early Victorian England And Charles Dickens - John Barnes; Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp
Clifton Fadiman discusses Victorian England and its contrasts of morality and hypocrisy, splendor and squalor, prosperity and poverty. Part of a four-part series on Dickens' 'Great Expectations.' Visit https://archive.org/details/GreatExpectationsILesson3 for Part One of the series. For more on director John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: Charles Dickens
Downloads: 15
[movies]Modoc - Peter Winograd
‘Modoc’ (1980) 15m, dir. Peter Winograd. The story of the 1873 Modoc Indian War against the encroachment of white settlers, who "brought smallpox, whisky, and Christianity". Tired of life on the reservation, this tribe, numbering 150, took back their ancestral lands, killing 14 settlers in the process. Union troops were routed when they attempted to fight the Modocs, who defended their territory from atop the rugged lava-encrusted hills along the California-Oregon border...
Keywords: academic film; Native American; modoc; native american
Downloads: 34
[movies]Holo Holo Kaa - Castle Films
Lani McIntyre and his Orchestra with his brother, legendary steel guitarist Dick McIntire, performing 'Holo Holo Kaa.'A Hawaiian Swing classic.
Keywords: soundie; steel guitar; Hawaii
Downloads: 78
[movies]King Kamehameha - United World Films
Lani McIntyre and the Aloha Islanders, with his brother, legendary steel guitarist Dick McIntire, perform 'King Kamehameha.' A Hawaiian Swing classic.
Keywords: soundie; Hawaii; steel guitar
Downloads: 70
[movies]The Rutherford Atom. - Physical Science Study Committee. Physics.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
Dr. Robert I. Hulsizer uses a cloud chamber and gold foil to carry out the historic Rutherford experiment which led to the nuclear model of the atom. He clarifies the behavior of alpha particles by use of large scale models illustrating the nuclear atom and Coulomb scattering. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; atoms; physics
Downloads: 75
[movies]Time dilation, an experiment with mu-mesons
Using the radioactive decay of cosmic ray mu-mesons shows the dilation of time in a filmed experiment which takes place on top of Mt. Washington, N.H. and at M.I.T.in Cambridge, Mass. Explains how data are taken to determine the time distribution of the decays of mu-mesons at rest. Determines the counting rate for mu-mesons with speeds of about .99 the speed of light which arrive on top of Mt. Washington and measures the number that survive to reach sea level...
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 123
[movies]Sound Waves In Air - Educational Services Inc.; Physical Science Study Committee.
Professor Richard H. Bolt discusses sound wave phenomena, how sound travels, and how it is reflected. The film demonstrates that sound is a wave phenomenon and thus can also move around barriers. Also the film shows how sound waves can be refracted through a lens. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 137
[movies]The World Of Enrico Fermi - Harvard Project Physics.; Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, inc.
A documentary which portrays the life and work of the nearly contemporary physicist, Enrico Fermi, whose work helped to transform not only physics and the style of doing research, but even the course of history itself.
Keywords: physics; Fermi
Downloads: 68
[movies]Electromagnetic waves. - British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Films.
Examines the properties of electromagnetic waves using those with a wavelength of 3 cm.
Keywords: physics
Downloads: 107
[movies]Mechanical Waves - British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Time-Life Films.
Examines the nature of mechanical waves and how they travel.
Keywords: physics
Downloads: 86
[movies]Counting Electrical Charges In Motion - Physical Science Study Committee. Physics.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
Dr. James S. Strickland shows how an electrolysis experiment enables us to count the number of elementary charges passing through an electric circuit in a given time and thus calibrate an ammeter. He explains that elementary charges in an electrolysis experiment are identical to those in a Millikan experiment, and demonstrates the random nature of motion of elementary charges with a current of only a few charges per second...
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 73
[movies]Speed Of Light in Air and Water - Physical Science Study Committee.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
Shows Dr. William M. Siebert outdoors at night as he measures the speed of light in air using a spark-gap, parabolic mirrors, a photocell, and an oscilloscope. In the laboratory he compares speed in air and in water using a high speed rotating mirror. For more info on PSSC films and their history, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 88
[movies]Sound Waves - BCC-TV
Examines the nature of sound waves and demonstrates how to measure the speed of sound and diffraction and interference of sound waves.
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 63
[movies]Mechanical Energy and Thermal Energy - Physical Science Study Committee.; Modern Learning Aids
Shows several models to illustrate both the bulk motion and random motion of molecules. Shows their interconnection as the energy of bulk motion. Discusses thermal conduction and absolute temperature scale. For more info on PSSC films and their history, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc. physics
Downloads: 52
[movies]Photons - Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.; Physical Science Study Committee.
MIT Professor John G. King uses the photomultiplier and the oscilloscope to demonstrate that light shows particle behavior. He describes the photmultiplier, demonstrates amplification, and discusses the reasoning required to understand the final outcome. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 75
[movies]Interference Of Photons - Physical Science Study Committee.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
MIT Professor John G. King performs an experiment in which light exhibits both particle and wave characteristics. He uses a very dim light source, a double slit, and a photomultiplier in such a way that less than one photon is in the apparatus at any given time. King points out that the characteristic interference pattern is pointed out by many individual photons hitting at places consistent with the interference pattern, and discusses the implications of this action...
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 72
[movies]Electrons In A Uniform Magnetic Field - Educational Services, Inc.; Physical Science Study Committee.
Dorothy Montgomery uses a Leybold tube to measure the curvature of the path of the electrons in a magnetic field and thus determine the mass of the electron. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 78
[movies]Universal Gravitation - Physical Science Study Committee.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
Explains the law of universal gravitation by imagining a solar system of one star and one planet. Professors Patterson Hume and Donald Ivey as inhabitants of planet X describe the process by which they derived the law in their solar system. Demonstrates the kinematics and dynamics of planetary motion using a large turntable as a model of a solar system. Displays satellite orbits as figured by a digital computer...
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 84
[movies]The Millikan Experiment - Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.; Physical Science Study Committee.
Dr. Alfred G. Redfield performs a simplified Millikan experiment photographed through the microscope. Substituting standard spheres for oil drops, he demonstrates the effect of X-rays and the relationship of the charge to the velocity of the spheres. Professor Francis L. Friedman explains that charge comes in natural units that are all alike, and points out numerous changes of charge. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 98
[movies]Simple Waves - Physical Science Study Committee. Physics.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
John Shive explains that pulse propagation on ropes and slinkies shows elementary characteristics of waves, such as different speeds in different media. He uses a torsion bar wave machine to repeat these experiments to demonstrate reflection and other phenomena. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 62
[movies]Random Events - Physical Science Study Committee. Physics.; Physical Science Study Committee.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
Professors Donald Ivey and Patterson Hume show how the over-all effect of a very large number of random events can be very predictable, using several unusual games to bring out the statistical nature of this predictability. They explain the predictable nature of radioactive decay in terms of what is shown. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 72
[movies]Long Time Intervals - Educational Services Inc
Harrison Brown discusses the significance of long time intervals and describes how radioactive dating arrives at an estimate for the age of the earth. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: PSSC; physics
Downloads: 53
[movies]Introduction to Optics - Physical Science Study Committee.; Modern Learning Aids
Shows the four ways that light traveling in a straight line can be bent: by diffraction, scattering, refraction, and reflection. Refraction is illustrated by underwater photography. From the PSSC Physics series. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 253
[movies]Electromagnetic Waves - Physical Science Study Committee.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
George J. Wolga shows why we believe in the unity of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum. He performs experiments which show that the radiation arises from accelerated charges and consists of transverse waves that can be polarized. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 59
[movies]Elastic Collision and Stored Energy - Educational Services Inc
Illustrates how kinetic energy is transferred from one body to another through elastic collisions. Defines concepts concerning stored energy, elastic, collision, and potential energy. For more info on PSSC, its history, and films, visit http://www.afana.org/psscfilms.htm
Keywords: pssc; physics
Downloads: 65
[movies]Time And Clocks - Milan Herzog; Physical Science Study Committee. Physics.; Educational Services, Inc.; Modern Talking Picture Service, inc.
In this classic Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC) film, MIT professor John G. King discusses the concept of time and shows various devices used to measure and record time intervals from 1 second down to 10 seconds. He points out that the accuracy of a clock can be judged only by comparison with another clock. The question of what time is, psychologically and physically, is raised briefly as well as the question of a possible limit to the subdivision of time...
Keywords: PSSC
Downloads: 125
[movies]Informers I - Jonathan Lucas
This was one of three films made in a series that explored the common theme of using paid and unpaid informants to elicit information leading to the arrest of a suspect. Here, when bikini-clad buxom bombshell Joyce Mandel (known today by her pin-up name of Alexis Love, as was determined by your AFA research team) finds she’s been burgled, she jiggles --- I mean runs --- up the stairs to heavingly --- I mean breathlessly --- call Redondo Beach's finest for assistance...
Keywords: academic film
Downloads: 78
[movies]El Organillero de Madrid - José López Moreno
This exceptional and rare film portrays a traditional type of organ grinder in Madrid. The barrel organ is a portable instrument that uses perforated paper cards that produce music when passing over a roller surface, activating a bellows and blowing air through a tuned pipe. This film follows the organist and his young son pedaling the organ to various places in Madrid, including the San Antonio de la Florida chapel and Plaza Mayor...
Keywords: Madrid; organ grinder; Spain
Downloads: 68
[movies]Youth, Maturity, Old Age And Death - John Barnes; Encyclopedia Britannica
In four minutes and not moving from one spot, Marcel Marceau conveys the seven ages of mankind, beginning with life emerging from the womb, through the cycles of life to the grave. Marceau believes "this pantomime reveals maybe the best of what mime can do in condensing time." For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: pantomime
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[movies]The Sideshow - John Barnes; Encyclopedia Britannica
Features Marcel Marceau performing a pantomime showing circus performers demonstrating their skills. Includes a juggler, an acrobat, clowns pulling ropes without ropes and a tightrope walker as the major performer. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: pantomime
Downloads: 94
[movies]The Painter 1975 - John Barnes; Encyclopedia Britannica
Presents an interpretation of The Painter In Central Park by Marcel Marceau.For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: pantomime
Downloads: 92
[movies]A Charles Dickens Christmas (Mr Pickwick's Christmas) - John Barnes; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
Film dramatizes one of the best-known incidents in English literature - the Christmas visit of Mr. Pickwick and his friends to Dingley Dell Farm. In the large parlor, everyone responds to the cordial atmosphere and joyous capers of Mr. Pickwick. From the Pickwick papers. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: Dickens; Christmas
Downloads: 119
[movies]The Maskmaker - John Barnes; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
One in a series of twelve films in which the great French mime Marcel Marceau performs some works from his repertoire. In his introduction Marceau states that to him this pantomime has different meanings. He explains that the maskmaker represents humanity and has all the faces humanity can possess. He also suggests that while many people hide behind masks, others use them to create symbols of life and says that the last mask will reveal man in his only and real moment of truth...
Keywords: pantomime
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[movies]The Hands - John Barnes; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
Features Marcel Marceau in a performance of pantomime. Uses the hands as the struggle of good and evil as revealed by the force of the hands themselves through symbolic movements. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: pantomime
Downloads: 32
[movies]Bip At A Society Party - John Barnes; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
One in a series of twelve films in which the great French mime Marcel Marceau performs some works from his repertoire. In his introduction he talks about the possibility of creating a variety of characters for a single sketch, almost establishing a little world of its own. Bip gets dressed for a society party, but has considerable trouble showing interest in the people he meets and becomes progressively more inebriated while exchanging meaningless pleasantries with his fellow guests...
Keywords: pantomime; mime
Downloads: 38
[movies]Bip As A Soldier - John Barnes; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
Presents Marcel Marceau representing all soldiers in all wars as he performs as Bip. Reveals that playing soldier can be fun, but that war is tragic. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: mime; pantomime
Downloads: 34
[movies]Bip As A Skater - John Barnes; Encyclopedia Britanncia
Features Marcel Marceau performing as Bip, whom he calls his 'silent alter ego.' Shows Bip stumble, fight for balance and joyously strive to become a great skater on illusionary ice. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: mime; Marcel Marceau
Downloads: 39
[movies]Great Expectations II - Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp
This is the second of a two-part film made by John Barnes on Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations.' The direction and acting are stellar. For more on Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: Dickens
Downloads: 119
[movies]Great Expectations I - Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp
This is the first of a two-part film made by John Barnes on Charles Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations.' The direction and acting are stellar. For more on Barnes, visit http://www.afana.org/barnesbio.htm
Keywords: Dickens
Downloads: 165
[movies]Ohrid Express - Robert Legrande; Jean Dasque
‘Ohrid Express’ (1965) 12m, dir. Robert Legrande/Jean Dasque. We join the idyllic world of conductor Petra Mihalowski, whose slow, narrow-gauge Macedonian train was built in 1895, and runs from Presak to Orhid. Here are charming scenes of laundry washed by the lake, the soapy water heated in large copper kettles.
Keywords: train; Macedonia; Yugoslavia; locomotive
Downloads: 1,104
[movies][Liberace Thanksgiving]
Liberace winks at the camera, reminisces about the past, and sends a turkey to its doom, performing 'Turkey In The Straw' and 'Shine On Harvest Moon.'
Keywords: Liberace; piano
Downloads: 2,608
[movies]Magicians Of India - Castle Films
'Magicians of India' (1940?) 10m, uncredited director. This gem combines the best in colonialist attitudes with some truly amazing magic from the fakirs shot in real-time with no edits (we can't figure how they do it either).
Keywords: magicians; India; fakirs; street performers
Downloads: 607
[movies]The Seaport - Larry Yust
Describes the procedure by which a seaport receives cargo for distribution. Shows conveyor systems, pumps, and electromagnets used in handling goods; and explains the work of seamen, longshoremen, and customs officers. Shows the port of San Francisco and the SS President Cleveland. Shows old SF Muni streetcars stacked and ready for scrap, four longshoreman standing around doing nothing while another unloads bananas...
Keywords: seaport; San Francisco; longshoremen's union; port; shipping
Downloads: 214
[movies]Franck-Hertz Experiment - EDC (Education Development Center)
Professor Byron L Youtz uses a stream of electrons accelerated through mercury vapor to show that the kinetic energy of the electrons is transferred to the mercury atoms only in discrete packets of energy. Establishes the association of the quantum of energy with a line in the spectrum of mercury. Points out that the Frank-Hertz experiment was one of the earliest indications of the existence of internal energy states within the atom...
Keywords: physics; PSSC; experiments; electrons
Downloads: 717
[movies]Leenya : Daughter of the Noble Blacks of Surinam - Alvin J. Gordon
Looks at the life of Leenya, a young Bush Negro of Surinam. Leenya uses the term "Bush Negro" to describe her people. Generally, women are topless, while men wear polo shirts. Shows peeling and detoxifying casaba and making it into flour and bread. Also features wood carving and a school boat. The film crew consisted of Alvin & Betty Gordon, and Austin & Rose Green
Keywords: Surinam; South America
Downloads: 322
[movies]Wondering About Things - Lawrence Hall of Science
Laymen as well as celebrities in the sciences and creative arts give their views and values regarding their creative efforts and technological society. Their answers add up to the view that science is an indispensable part of mankind's hope for the future. Interviewees include Haskell Wexler, Joan Baez, Ann Halprin, Benny Bufano, Art Hoppe, Zubin Mehta, Phil Ochs, George Pimentel, Ben Maddow. Interviews are mixed with video collages...
Keywords: science
Downloads: 645 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Village Potters Of Onda - Edith Sperry
'Village Potters of Onda' (1966) 27m, dir. Edith Sperry. Shows the activities and ways of life of Japanese folk potters in Onda, a romote village in the mountains of North Central Kyushu, Japan. Presents a detailed account of traditional pottery - making techniques which have remained relatively unchanged for more than250 years. 9 families in village make pottery, including Sakamoto, Yunase (sp?), Kokakuro (sp?)...
Keywords: pottery; Japan; craft
Downloads: 711 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Edvard Munch: Graphics, Watercolors, Drawings, and Sculpture - Clifford B West
Born in 1863, the Norwegian artist watched his mother and sister succumb to tuberculosis by the time he was fourteen, leaving him with a deep foreboding of death, which colored his early canvases and works on paper. Munch was also haunted by the spectre of beautiful women, who he portrayed as vampires or dominant sexual forces, and characterized his perspective on new artistic technology by stating: "The camera cannot compete with the brush and the palette so long as it cannot be used in heaven ...
Keywords: Edvard Munch; painter
Downloads: 445
[movies]Edvard Munch: Paintings - Clifford B West
This film examines the life and works of Norwegian-born artists Edvard Munch, accompanied by excerpts from his letters and writings, and illustrates important stages of his development with key works. For more information on filmmaker Clifford B. West, visit http://www.afana.org/westbio.htm
Keywords: Edvard Munch; painting
Downloads: 412
[movies]Bill of Rights in Action: The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination. - Bernard Wilets
Here, director Bernard Wilets crafts a legal argument set in a futuristic setting, in which a "Truth Machine" extracts past actions by reading minds. The film explains that the Fifth amendment protects the accused against coerced confessions, but questions what happens to this and other guarantees of the Constitution under the impact of advanced technologies. These are the questions argued by lawyers in this dramatic film with a purposely undecided ending...
Downloads: 297
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